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Clean up of the A45

Published Friday, 05 April 2019

Norse carried out the litter pick over four nights, collecting more than 157 bags of rubbish plus over three and half truck loads of larger debris.

The Borough Council of Wellingborough’s partners, Wellingborough Norse carried out a clean up of an eight mile stretch of the A45 from Wilby Roundabout last month and collected masses of litter from the roadside.

The Borough Council of Wellingborough will clear the remainder of the A45 from Wilby to Thrapston once the improvements to the A45, which are being carried out by Highways England, are complete later this year.

Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Cllr Martin Griffiths, said: “It is disappointing that people discard of their rubbish of their vehicle windows and it ends up on the roadside. It is extremely costly and time consuming to carry out a litter pick on this scale, and I would like to thank all residents that take their rubbish home with them and dispose of it responsibly.

“Please think before you throw your rubbish on the floor or out of your vehicle window, it is not only illegal, but has a negative impact on our environment.”

Cleansing Manager at Wellingborough Norse, Stephen Dunkley, said: “Litter picking the A45 is a costly and challenging operation requiring road closures to carry out works safely. The build-up of rubbish is constant but we have a schedule in place to clean the A45 each year.”